Here is some inevitability we might want to focus our attention on as a community as we move forward into creating the best future for the world we share as a community
Maybe our best future depends on increasing productivity from our renewable resources and from our creative resources but our best future does not depend on increased consumption and degradation of our common resources, – our natural resources, – our essential resources. This is good sense and good common from my point of view. And if we hope to create a better future for ourselves, we would do well to focus our creative attention and our creative energy and our creative ideas on creating our community around our common human interests. How do we create a future that works for all of us?
We need to elevate our thinking and we could all benefit from learning how to create community around our common interests and the interests we have in common, – learning how to practice community behaviour and demonstrate leadership behavior, – learning how to hold one another accountable for our behaviour, – learning how to create a culture of community, – and learning how to excite creative leadership and creative community enterprise around our overarching common human interests.
Community behaviour is behaviour that is respectful, appreciative, considerate, open, honest, fair, and contributive. Community behaviour is leadership behaviour. Community behaviour and leadership behaviour are required to make creative community enterprise possible and for deliberative democracy to succeed. Leadership with agency and communities with agency can coexist with other leaders and other communities with agency, creating connections and working with one another with a culture and language of community in what Ken Wilbur would describe as an evolutionary environment. Creating our community brings the debate about evolution, consciousness, and our capacity for transformation to an entirely new level and will save many missteps and wrong turns on whatever wisdom path we choose to take.
In the meantime, our frogs are boiling, – the frogs we count on for our survival, – as well as the dumb frogs who are turning up the heat and allowing this to happen. We need to do more than talk about it. Let’s start with something tangible.